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Request for prayer

--- Please pray that the Gospel presentation document "How To Get To Heaven" in various languages on this website would be readily accessed, effectively understood, and instrumentally used by the Lord to bring countless numbers of people around the world to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.


 Doctrines 

Doctrinal or theological essays that can be used as ministry training materials, or to correct errant teaching, or for personal development - for free download, biblical, editable (in .rtf, .doc), printable, can be easily customized or projected, available in 4 file formats (.htm, .rtf, .doc, .pdf), NIV-based

To download a document, place your cursor over the format type (.htm, .rtf, .doc, or .pdf) for the document you want, then right mouse click to cause a pop-up menu to appear, then in that menu select "Save Target As..." to copy the document file onto your computer in a directory you designate.


Essay on the soon-coming 'Great Tribulation':

End Times Speculations   NEW (August, 2020)
Carefully-formulated speculations about select aspects of the Tribulation, including mass abductions, people floating into the sky, the Temple in Jerusalem

  
Dome Of The Rock                 Temple
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf


Essays on Problem or Erroneous Doctrine:

Laying Crowns Before The Throne -
Revelation 4:9-10

Addresses the erroneous interpretation of Revelation 4:9-10 that asserts that believers will relinquish their rewards when they lay their crowns at the feet of Jesus
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
The Only Required Condition For Acquiring Salvation
Examines, analyzes, and addresses the popular teachings that incorrectly add another required condition to the only condition that God requires for humans to acquire salvation
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
The Ordinance of Baptism - Theological Essay
by David M. Coddington
An examination, analysis, and explanation of the theology of baptism, featuring consideration of popular views
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Quest For The Historical Jesus
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Apologetics Paper by David M. Coddington
Presents, analyzes, and refutes the quest approach used by critical scholars to ascertain from the gospel books the historical Jesus
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf


Expository Essays:

Christian Living
An overview of categories of principles for Christian living that are in 5 epistles
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Election
An overview of the main aspects of the doctrine of election that pertain to the Book of Romans
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Ephesians 1:11-14 - Exegetical Paper
by David M. Coddington
(a study resource document)
An examination, analysis, and explanation of Ephesians 1:11-14, including consideration of the historical and literary contexts
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Forgiving A Difficult Person
by Tina A. Coddington
An analysis and formulation of steps for extending forgiveness
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Fruitful Growth in the Faith
by Tina A. Coddington
An examination of the doctrine of faith and seven elements of fruitful growth, based on 2 Peter 1:5-11
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
God Created All Things
by Tina A. Coddington
An interpretation and explanation of the account of creation in Genesis 1:1-2:4
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
1 John 2:1-6 - Exegetical Paper
by David M. Coddington
(a study resource document)
An examination, identification, analysis, and synthesis of the various principles contained in 1 John 2:1-6
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Last Things
by Tina A. Coddington
An overview of the intermediate state, the resurrection, the final judgment, the eternal state, and the millennium
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Luke 4:16-30 - Exegetical Paper
by David M. Coddington
(a study resource document)
An examination and analysis of the narrative in Luke 4:16-30, including considerations of the broader context
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Luke 19:10 - Theological Essay
by David M. Coddington
(a study resource document)
An examination, analysis, and explanation of Luke 19:10, including expanded consideration of key terms
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Mission And The Spirit In The Book Of Acts - Theological Essay by David M. Coddington
An examination, analysis, and explanation of the mission and activities of the Holy Spirit to spread the Gospel and Christianity
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Moral Norms From The Writings Of The Apostle Paul
A summarizing of the moral norms that are written by Paul pertaining to each of the Ten Commandments
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
The Nature Of True Religion
by Tina A. Coddington
An examination of the aspects of the nature of true religion, based on James 1:26-27
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Portrayal Of Jesus, The Disciples, And The Religious Leaders
by Tina A. Coddington
A synopsis of three topics from the Books of Matthew and Luke, as compared to the Book of Mark
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Proofs Of The Deity Of Christ
by Tina A. Coddington
A presentation of proofs derived from the Book of John that indicate Jesus is deity
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Redemption, Propitiation, and Reconciliation
An overview of these 3 doctrines in relation to salvation and fellowship with God
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Romans 6:15-18 - Exegetical Paper
by David M. Coddington
(a study resource document)
A verse-by-verse examination, analysis, and explanation of Romans 6:15-18, with additional consideration of context and unclear meanings
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Sanctification
A close examination of the doctrine of sanctification
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Security Of The Believer
A close examination of the doctrine of security or assurance of salvation
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Signs And Wonders - in the Book of Acts
by David M. Coddington
An overview of their characteristics, usage, purpose, and progression
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Spiritual Gifts   NEW (November, 2020)
An overview of the characteristics of the spiritual gifts that are listed in the New Testament
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Theology of Suffering - Theological Essay
by David M. Coddington
An analysis and construction of the theology of suffering, based on the Book of 1 Peter, including applications and ramifications for believers
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 - Exegetical Paper
by David M. Coddington
(a study resource document)
An examination and analysis of 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, including consideration of a relating account in Acts 17:1-10
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf


Opinion Essay:

The Temptation of Christ
An analysis on whether or not Christ actually had the ability to give into temptations
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Doctrinal Statements Of Faith:

Doctrinal Statement Of Faith - (General)
Contains two samples that are based on sound interpretation of Scriptures; can be used or adapted by ministries
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Bibliology
by David M. Coddington
A concise exposition of doctrinal principles that pertain to the Holy Bible
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Eschatology
by David M. Coddington
A concise exposition of doctrinal principles that pertain to the Last Things
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf
Theology Proper
by David M. Coddington
A concise exposition of doctrinal principles that pertain to the major categories of the study of God
.htm .rtf .doc .pdf


For a List Of Abbreviations used within these documents, click here (to access the list on the "Abbreviations & Copyrights" page).

 

Recursos de ministerio en español.
(Ministry resources in Spanish.)
Recursos do ministério em português.
(Ministry resources in Portuguese.)

" How To Get To Heaven" - in:
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                    What's New
                  
(free downloads):

_______ November, 2020 _______

- - A new document, 'Spiritual Gifts', has been added to the 'Doctrines' web-page, to assist believers in better identifying, comprehending, and using their spiritual gifts.

________ August, 2020 ________

- - A new document, 'End Times Speculations', has been added at the top of the 'Doctrines' web-page, to provide information about the shocking sudden worldwide event, known as the 'Mass Abductions' or the 'Mass Vanishings', in which countless numbers of people float up into the sky and then disappear - all at the same time.   Also included are other select aspects of end times events of the 'Great Tribulation'.

- - Almost all documents are now also available in .rtf format, for free download (of course).

_________ May, 2020 _________

- - A new web-page, 'Photos', has been added, to provide photographs of nature, which can be used for such purposes as backgrounds, wallpapers, PowerPoint slides, and etc.

________ April, 2020 ________

- - A new web-page, 'Children's Ministry', has been added, to provide free resources for ministering to children.

- - Stay Faithful To Fulfilling Your Calling:
If developments or circumstances beyond your control have caused you to leave or be removed from ministry functioning that God has called you to do, be aware that your calling to ministry from God is not cancelled by God even though you have gone through a rough time and your ministry functioning has ended.

Your calling to ministry from God remains valid and active for the remainder of your life, unless you have disqualified yourself in some manner (see v.27 in 1 Corinthians 9:22-27).

" ...let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us " (from Hebrews 12:1).

In the account described in John 21:1-17 after the crucifixion of Jesus, Peter and some of his fellow disciples had returned to their previous occupation of fishing (vv.1-3).

Jesus appeared to them and essentially said to Peter, "Peter, what are you doing out here - returning to your former occupation of fishing?  I called you out of that secular occupation and into ministry, so why are you abandoning that calling just because you encountered some setbacks in your ministry functioning?  If you truly love me, you will stay faithful to fulfilling the calling that I have on you - even when the going gets tough." (from vv.15-17).

If your are no longer able to secure or afford the same kind of ministry work that you were previously doing, then God may want you to shift to a slightly different kind of ministry work, but nevertheless your calling is still in effect.

Find some way to resume and continue doing ministry work, in obedience to God's calling on you.
___________________________

- - Expect Things To Get Worse:  
The amount of wickedness and evil in societies is growing exponentially in the world today, at a substantially escalating rate, particularly during the last decade.

Wickedness and evil have become emboldened, being practiced and promoted openly through the accommodating that avenues of various media platforms provide
(Romans 1:32).

The Kingdom of Darkness and its human cohorts are accomplishing new great victories for their agendas that promote depravity, and they are winning the war of evil versus good. 

Because the battle for us true believers in Christ is ultimately with the Kingdom of Darkness, consequently, the extreme hostile and confrontational polarization within societies between the agents of wickedness and the ambassadors of righteousness is expected, natural, and even inevitable as we true believers "take our stand against the devil's schemes" and labor to advance the righteousness of Christ, which simultaneously serves to confront and hinder the advancement of the degradation of societies
(Ephesians 6:11-13).

As we progressively draw closer to the 7-year Tribulation period during which God will bring widespread catastrophic judgment upon the wickedness of those humans living in that 7-year period, until then we can expect that conditions in societies will continue to degrade, proliferate, and accelerate toward ever-increasing open pervasive wickedness.

Thereby, expect proponents of wickedness to continue increasing the amount and intensity of their combativeness, hostility, deceptive claims, accusations, confrontations, and etc. against righteousness and, by extension, against us true believers in Christ, who stand up for righteousness
(Philippians 1:9-14).

 

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